Victorian Recorder Guild

Don Cowell Memorial Trust

Solo recorder competition 2013

The Don Cowell Memorial Trust was set up to perpetuate the memory of Don Cowell, a gifted player and teacher of the recorder and the mandolin, who was killed in a car accident in 1979.

The activities of the Trust are being supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Dr James Smibert. 

In 2013, the DCMT presented a Solo Recorder Competition for students of recorder resident in Australia.The aim is to support promising students in the early stages of their career.

Congratulations to all the finalists - the performances in the finals concerts were excellent.

The prize winners have now been decided! 

They are:

UNDER 18 section: 
First prize ($1000): Shae Leskie
Second prize ($300): Zach Eggleston
James Smibert Encouragement Award ($100): Bella Delaney

OPEN section
First prize ($5000): Brendan O'Donnell
Second prize ($1000):
Rhia Parker
James Smibert Encouragement Award ($500):
Jo Arnott

The finals for both sections were held as a free concert

on Saturday 6 July
at Armadale Uniting Church, 86A Kooyong Rd, Armadale, Vic.

Adjudicators were Greg Dikmans and Ros Bandt; the official accompanist was Peter Hagen.

Details of the 2015 DCMT competition will be announced on this page in due course.

Updated 8 July 2013: KP